You should check DCP 2014 Chapter B2 Preservation of Trees and Other Vegetation to see if it applies to your proposed tree removal. If the DCP applies, you will need to complete an application form for a permit to remove or prune trees. A permit will only be granted if the criteria in the DCP are met.
Complete a Tree Removal Permit(PDF, 195KB) form.
Please ensure that you complete all sections of the application and include a detailed plan showing the property and location of the tree(s), access road, north point, distance from boundaries and buildings and a description of the trees or vegetation proposed for removal.
You are required to pay the application fee when lodging your application with Council. Fees for a tree removal application for the 2018/2019 financial year are as follows:
- 1-5 trees = $85
- 6+ trees = $260
- Notification fees may apply if the application needs to be publicly exhibited.
You can lodge your application the following ways:
- in person at the customer service centre Station Street, Mullumbimby. You will also need to pay your application fees at the time of lodgement.
- You can mail your application to Development Support Officer, Byron Shire Council, PO Box 219 MULLUMBIMBY NSW 2482.
Upon receipt of your application and the applicable fee, your application will be assessed and a determination will be made whether approval is granted for the removal of the vegetation/tree(s).